War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0751 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ATLANTA, October 15, 1863.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON, Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received. The conversation was held, but was of little importance. Remained several days with Army of Tennessee; am now going to headquarters Army of Mississippi. Telegraph to me at Meridian.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

LIVINGSTON, October 15, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL:

Your dispatch received. By authority from General Lee, granted him by Lieutenant-General Hardee. Enemy reported advancing, infantry, cavalry, and artillery, from Messinger's Ferry in direction of Brownsville.

W. H. JACKSON,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS,

Numbers 215.

Meridian, Miss., October 15, 1863.

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IX. Brigadier-General Buford's brigade, now at Canton, will move immediately to Grenada, Miss. Brigadier-General Adams' brigade, now at Brandon, will follow immediately after, the artillery of both commands accompanying. Major-General Loring will proceed to same point and take command.

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By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 33.

Missionary Ridge, October 15, 1863.

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II. In pursuance of instructions from the War Department, bearing date September 8, Colonel Hodge is relieved from duty in this department, and will report to the Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, for assignment.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 266.

Missionary Ridge, October 15, 1863.

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X. Colonel C. H. Tyler, Provisional Army, C. S., is hereby assigned to the command of Hodge's brigade cavalry, and will report without delay to Major-General Wheeler.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.